Author: Julie Kagawa
Release Date: April 15th 2014
Series: Blood of Eden
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Dystopian
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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First Line: The outpost gate creaked in the wind, swinging back on its hinges.
**One of the most boring first lines ever! But it’s the last of a series so maybe I just need the other books to convince me to read this book?
Synopsis: Allie has saved her sire, Kanin, and is now on a search to find the vampire that killed the human boy she loved. To drown out the pain of his loss she has become much more like her blood brother, Jackal, than Kanin likes. They are on their way to Eden, the only place that humans were safe from vampires. At least it was until Sarren found out about it.
Allie, Kanin, and Jackal are on a quest to find Sarren and to stop him from spreading a disease that will kill humans and vampires alike. Allie is going to get revenge for Zeke’s death, Jackal is looking for a cure to make his own vampire army, and Kanin is just looking to fix what he has broken.
Review: I thought I was in love with this series before I read this book. But now…this book was so amazing. Poor Allie is suffering the way a human would, but in her attempt to hide her sorrow she has become like Jackal, trying her best to not care about humans. I have read a few reviews saying that Allie is weak and whiny in this book, but in all honesty…she just lost someone she loved! Her heart has been broken and the only thing she can focus on is revenge.
WARNING! SPOILIERS because I just have to get it out! Skip to the conclusion to avoid spoilers.
I had a feeling that Zeke wasn’t dead. Of course the end of the second book hinted at it. When Allie found Zeke and he tried to kill her, I was crushed. And then she broke him out of whatever trance he was in. I was annoyed with how often he would talk about what a monster he was…yet he has spent most of the time before he was turned telling Allie that she wasn’t a monster. It just made me so mad that he could be okay with Allie being a vampire but he couldn’t face the same fate as her, even though it meant he would be with her forever. It just made no sense!
And let’s talk about that ending! My poor little heart can’t take any more death and there Kanin goes, sacrificing himself to save the world. And then…Allie is all of a sudden a master? What?? Though, I loved the ending I was sad to see such an important character disappear.
Conclusion: I love the characters of this novel. I hated Jackal at first, but I quickly learned to love him and root for him even when it looked like he might be turning his back on Allie and Kanin. If I was to become a vampire I would love for Kanin to be my sire, because this dude was amazing.
This whole series was so worth the three months I spent on it. I listen to one audio book a month and for three months straight this was what I listened to anytime I was driving. It was an amazing series and I would recommend it to everyone that loves a good vampire story. There is action, a little romance, twist and turns, and tears. A great series and it had a wonderful ending that I can live with.
Have you read the Blood of Eden series? What did you think about it? Let me know!